Vietnam’s tennis teenager enters third round of Copa Del Cafe hinh anh 1Nguyen Van Phuong. (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Phuong secured a place in the third round of the Copa Del Café Junior Tennis Tournament in Costa Rica on January 17.

16-year-old Phuong crushed 18-year-old Sebastian Welch of Chile 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the men’s singles.

Phuong is now junior world No 193, while Welch is junior world No 168.

In the next round, Phuong will face Zynk Tyler of the US, who is junior world No 83 and No 6 seed.

Earlier, Phuong of Binh Duong team beat Tomas Kopczynski of the US in the first round.

The Copa del Café, also known as the Coffee Bowl, is an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade 1 tennis tournament played every January in Costa Rica. - VNA